'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Dec. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$10,522,64450%3,4343432$3,064$20,423,8861Disney
2The Blind Side$6,878,26046%3,38862$2,030$146,366,3614Warner Bros.
3Invictus$3,649,84025%2,125--$1,718$6,572,4121Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: New Moon$3,438,39541%3,635-489$946$265,238,6934Summit
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,099,99081%2,402-144$1,291$122,404,7826Disney
6Brothers (2009)$2,065,38126%2,0880$989$16,111,6162Lionsgate
7Old Dogs$2,035,33964%3,090-335$659$38,862,9963Disney
82012$1,981,22064%2,838-382$698$154,125,7985Sony / Columbia
9Armored$1,532,88139%1,9194$799$10,883,4302Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$1,132,22541%2,100-403$539$33,529,7233Warner Bros.